I can't imagine how an authentic Italian restaurant exist and able to survive in an island called Malapascua. When the first time I visited here, 4 years ago, this place does not exist-- it is only about 2 years+ old. This is run by two Italian couples who fell in love with Malapascua and spends 6 months in the Philippines each year. La Dolce Vita, also boast of a sugary fine beach sand that rivals Boracay's station 1 beach sand. All of us were surprised at how good and authentic the food really is, in this far far away island of Malapascua. Although, this is located at the south beach and you have to walk all the way to the end of Malapascua's main beach (there are alot of signs along the way). After eating here, we decided to extend one more day in Malapascua -- we just fell in love with it!
This is the ambiance of the place. There's not a lot of people during the weekdays. In fact, most of the establishment beside La Dolce Vita closed down already including the party place, Maldito. So, if you decide to go to Malapascua, La Dolce Vita is a must lunch or dinner venue for you :)
All the Italian food we ordered was superb and exceeded our expectations. It taste good as it looks :) Although, I'm sorry that this is miles away from Manila :)
Gamberetti alla Catalana (P200). Shrimps with fresh tomato, capers, olives, mozzarella and oregano -- this was a runaway winner and was gone in a flash.